Dredging

  • Wärtsilä to optimise performance and uptime of...

    The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semi-submersible drilling rigs operating in the North Sea. Through the partnership with Wärtsilä, Songa Offshore ensures optimal performance and maximum availability of the Wärtsilä engines and thrusters on board the drilling rigs, which operate in extremely harsh conditions. This is possible with real-time knowledge of the actual condition of the equipment, provided by Wärtsilä’s digital offering.

  • Strategic sale of NMDC, SAIL units on cards

    The Union government has begun the process for strategic disinvestment in assets of public sector undertakings, including three units of Steel Authority of India (SAIL), one of NMDC Ltd and Ferro Scrap Nigam Ltd (FSNL).

  • UAE DISCUSSES INDIA LNG PROJECT

    The United Arab Emirates has reviewed a plan to develop an LNG terminal in the western Indian state of Gujarat in coordination with Swan Energy, according to official Emirates News Agency (WAM).

  • NMDC and Swan LNG Private collaborate to...

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visited as Chief Guest to India's 68th Republic Day Celebration at New Delhi on 26th January 2017, has inaugurated commencement of development works of India's First FSRU based LNG Import Port at Jafrabad, Gujarat, which is being implemented by the National Marine Dredging Company, Abu Dhabi.

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DP World surveys finds vast support for diversity

Businesses that recruit a diverse mix of employees are more likely to be highly innovative and creative in their respective industry, new research has found.

In a new YouGov study exclusively commissioned by DP World, 77% of respondents from the GCC and North Africa strongly agreed that cultural diversity was key to a more innovative workplace.

A large majority of respondents (78%) said that they were more attracted to a company that employed a diverse mix of employees, rather than ones with employees who matched their own background, culture and thinking.

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'More coal imports could end Goa's famous dolphin sighting tours'

Dredging of the sea bed near Goa's Mormugao Port Trust, to facilitate expansion of the port's privately operated coal-handling berths may sound the death-knell for Goa's dolphin-sighting tours, which are a hit with tourists.Over the last three days, the MPT, Goa's only major port, has been conducting environmental public hearings, which will eventually influence the central environmental clearances required for redevelopment of berths 8 and 9 operated by Adani Ports and the JSW-operated South West Port Ltd.

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Australia: trailing suction hopper dredger for Gipplands Ports launched

A trailing suction hopper dredger ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has been been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China.

The vessel, Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to undertake sea trials. Once those are completed she will sail for Australia on her own keel for dredging trials and delivery. The official handover will take place in August.

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US: DREDGING TO BEGIN IN PONCE DE LEON INLET

Maintenance dredging of Ponce de Leon Inlet is scheduled to begin April 11 and provides an interim solution to sand deposited in the inlet by Hurricane Matthew. Dredging keeps the channel open for safe navigation for as long as possible through summer 2017.

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